Bennet Statement on Short-Term Funding Measure

Washington, D.C. – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today issued the following statement after voting to keep the government open. The Senate passed a short-term measure to extend government funding for seven weeks. 

“A choice between shutting down our government over a border wall or passing another short-term budget is typical Washington.

“We continue to set a terrible example for how we govern ourselves in a democracy. Our disagreements should not be excuses for gridlock, but invitations to solve problems. That’s the standard set by generations who came before us. We should learn from their example.”